Determining the date of diagnosis – is it a simple matter? The impact of different approaches to dating diagnosis on estimates of delayed care for ovarian cancer in UK primary care

@inproceedings{Tate2009DeterminingTD,
  title={Determining the date of diagnosis – is it a simple matter? The impact of different approaches to dating diagnosis on estimates of delayed care for ovarian cancer in UK primary care},
  author={Anne Rosemary Tate and Alexander G R Martin and Tarita Murray-Thomas and Sarah R. Anderson and Jackie A Cassell},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Studies of cancer incidence and early management will increasingly draw on routine electronic patient records. However, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. We developed a generalizable strategy for investigating presenting symptoms and delays in diagnosis using ovarian cancer as an example. METHODS The General Practice Research Database was used to investigate the time between first report of symptom and diagnosis of 344 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer between 01/06/2002 and… CONTINUE READING
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